Date: Mon, 11 Mar 1996 13:00:12 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: drouth etc. The first time I went to a wedding as child, I thought that the bride and groom promised to "plight" their "trough" (with an /f/). I took the locution to mean that they were to share their food from then on. I didn't figure out what they were really promising until I studied Chaucer. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]